October 12, 2017 - 4 comments

Thoughts on Starting a Blog

I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog as being hypothetical.

“Hypothetically, if I were to start a blog, what would I write about?”

“Hypothetically, if I were to start a blog, would I post something about this?”

“Hypothetically, if I were to start a blog, would anyone be interested in what I would write?”

It’s been hard for me to commit to the idea of writing a blog because I’m really not sure what the reality of me starting one would be. I’ve always liked writing for myself - I’ve kept a personal journal since I was 12 (to put that into perspective, I’m guessing that’s around 20+ notebooks filled with my musings and thoughts), so I don’t think I’d have trouble coming up with content. I also have had several people express to me that they would love it if I started a blog, and the idea of being able to update friends and family back in the States with the new changes happening in my life in one fell swoop, because we all know that part of the reason I moved over here was to be Skyping on my phone less (don’t worry Mom and Dad, I’m not talking about you).

So I think the majority of my hesitation stems from:

a) feeling reluctant to be seen as a bandwagon-blogger (I feel kind of ridiculous thinking that, but I have been, so I had to say it)

b) I’m honestly concerned about my ability to maintain a platform like this, which is undeniably needs more effort than updating Instagram every few days, and

c) I decided that I really could only begin this venture if I committed myself to creating honest, interesting, and original content for my readers.

Ignoring the worries I just stated, I’ve decided that I’m going to pass over my hesitancies in beginning this blog, and I’m going to dive in, begin creating, and see where it takes me.

It might last a year, it might last a month, or it might last one or two more posts down the road, but here it goes! I can’t promise I’m always going to write a lot, I can’t promise that I won’t sometimes write too much, and I can’t really tell you what the output of this blog will end up being, but I can promise lots of photos, a little insight into my new life over here in Germany, and hopefully, an outlet for some of creativity that is ready to gush out of me!

Published by: abbycham in blog

Comments

Brenda
October 13, 2017 at 9:54 pm

Wow, this is exciting! Glad you’re going for it – Dad and I will be your number one and two followers!

    abbycham
    October 16, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks guys! Love you!

Vicki
October 14, 2017 at 3:32 am

“I’ve decided that I’m going to pass over my hesitancies in beginning this blog, and I’m going to dive in, begin creating…”
I read this line and said to myself, “yes!! I’m so glad she’s going for it.”

    abbycham
    October 16, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks for being so supportive! 🙂

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